A review is given of the phenomenon of glacier outburst floods. Geographical distribution, modes of occurrence of glacier-dammed lakes and modes of lake-emptying are discussed. Techniques of monitoring the filling and emptying of glacier-dammed lakes are evaluated and procedures for forecasting the magnitude and frequency of floods are analyzed. The histories of floods on the Salmon River (British Columbia/Alaska) and the Donjek River (Yukon) are given as examples.
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G.J. Young; Monitoring Glacier Outburst Floods. Hydrology Research 1 October 1980; 11 (5): 285–300. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1980.0015
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